Deputy Practice Manager

About this Job

The prime focus of this role is practice and client development. The DPM will be expected to ensure the efficient and structured running of the relevant team(s) of barristers, routinely liaising with clerking colleagues. Reporting to their Practice Manager and the Director of Clerking & Business Development the DPM will work closely with all members and support staff, deputising for the PM in his/her absence.

About this Employer

Devereux Chambers is a leading set of Chambers with 57 barristers, including 12 KCs, supported by an experienced and enthusiastic team of practice managers and business services staff. We are known for our friendly workplace culture, progressive approach, and professional work ethic, with an excellent reputation for the quality of our work. Our principal fields of practice are in severe injury and clinical negligence; employment; commercial litigation and tax.

Person Specification

  • Take a leading role within the clerks’ room to deliver a superior level of service based on the principle of ‘right first time, every time’.
  • Demonstrate the confidence and resilience to operate in a high profile organisation.
  • Act in a professional manner at all times, to build personal gravitas and credibility.
  • Demonstrate excellent/specialist knowledge of each.
  • Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal skills, a focused and proactive approach, be articulate and client friendly

Key Responsibilities

  • Further job information is contained within job information via the application link:
  • Strategic Practice Management
  • Business development
  • Client relationship management
  • Management and organisation of the clerks' room
  • Staff support and management
  • The DPM will be responsible for supporting and overseeing the work of the team APM.

Professional Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years' experience.
  • 5 GCSEs (equivalent of A-C)